I need to downlaod and install
But it always comes with Mcafee antivirus.
I can remove it , but I am afraid of damaging any installed programs.
I need to download without it.
My OS is Win XP SP3
As responded in the previous thread:
Click on this link to download the latest version of Adobe Reader:
After you click on the link, you will be taken to the Adobe Reader Download page. Just above the download button, You will see a box with a tick mark in it which indicates McAfee Antivirus will be downloaded too.
Remove the tick mark by clicking on the box and then click on "Download".
This will ensure that only Adobe Reader is downloaded and installed.
The only box above it is to download Google Toolbar , not the Mcafee antivirus.
I’m trying English version, XP os, and Reader X(10.1.1) version.
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You may see one of two appliations - Google Toolbar or McAfee Antivirus when trying to install free Adobe Software.
As long as you uncheck the box (next to Google Toolbar or McAfee), you will be able to install Adobe Reader only and you will have no other software install with it.
It would be really helpful, if they just did not do this. It is monumentally annoying. I always forget to uncheck the box and then have to kill the download. Just another reason to be unhappy with Adobe.
This did not solve the problem. mcafee is hidden everywhere. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS TO PEOPLE. I HAVE BEEN WASTING HALF HOUR SO FAR TO INSTALL ADOBER READER ALONE WITHOUT MCAFFEE MULTIPLE TIMES WITH NO SUCCESS.
That's really fecking annoying and a good example of user-hostile design. It immediately creates a negative impression of your company and business practices when you do crap like this. Just make it easy to install the product people want without extra crap or extra steps of hunting for the opt-out.
if it is already installed on your PC, remove it by clicking the uninstall icon in (x86 program files/McAfee Security Scan Plus/*.exe)...if you did not cleanly uninstall it the 1st time...
I understand this is an old post, but in 2011 people were STILL having this issue. Depending on the device you have, you won't even see the checkbox to NOT install McAfee. It's a garbage antivirus, why not bundle it with something 10x better? All it does it slow down machines, and doesn't even do it's job half the time. John McAfee admitted it was a garbage program himself. I had to look this up as I didn't see the checkbox, as an IT professional it's annoying when you have to find a way to not install McAfee, seeming how EVERYTHING is bundled with it.
If you immediately click the Download Acrobat Reader button on the page without scrolling down you might get McAfee by default, depending on your location. For me it's not ticked by default, but you can scroll do and untick it manually, and then click the Download link, and you won't get it bundled with the Reader installer.
Top of download page:
Lower part of the same page:
The check-box is just below what you can see when the page first loads. What a coincidence...
I believe it's an issue with Chrome. My friend has confirmed the box is hidden in Chrome but works in Edge (and Firefox for me as well - I don't have Chrome installed). Google or Adobe is doing something weird with webpage presentation.